All posts in 'Interesting'

Custom 6Kg Overhead Comp Rod

Posted on August 6th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting

I was asked to test the new Neritica blanks and see if they cut the mustard. My response was, “No problem, I’ll test the shit out of this thing, happy to.” I ran it through a series of hardcore testing including overloading it at 45 degrees in a test rig...
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Loop Without Braided Loop

Posted on August 6th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting

Sometimes they crack, sometimes they rip and break and sometimes they’re sold without loops. No matter what happens, we all end up having to create a loop at the end of our fly lines. The issue with trying to create a loop at the end of my fly line was..
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Repairing Your Guides

Posted on July 11th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting, What's New

Ever had a guide mysteriously break on you while you were fishing. Maybe you left your rod in the garage after a fishing trip without washing it and found the guides have rusted. Or your line is being ripped up because the guides have deteriorated through pure age. Now imagine..
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Leather Stand-Up Game Rod in White

Posted on June 15th, 2018 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Interesting

If you’ve been a craftsmen of sorts for a extended period of time, pushing the limits of your ability is not uncommon. There comes a time where you may even wish to try something outside your boundary and really test yourself. For a Custom Rod Builder I think building a..
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Ceramic Ring Vs Wired Stripper Guides

Posted on May 7th, 2018 · Posted in Interesting, What's New

Differences in Structure REC Recoil RSG stripper guide as our Wired Guide example in this post. The differences in structure are almost visually self evident. The wired guide is made up of a twisted wire where as the Ceramic ring guide is constructed with a steel frame and inserted ceramic..
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Custom Made Fly Rod Grips

Custom Made Fly Rod Grips

Posted on July 20th, 2017 · Posted in Fishing, Interesting

On more than a few occasions I’ve spoken about the importance of good quality grips. Fly fishing rods are different on many levels to Spin rods and Overhead rods, especially when it comes to grips. This is where custom made fly rod grips really do matter in regards to quality..
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Barick 12wt GT Fighter

Barick Custom 12 Weight GT Fighter

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Fishing, Interesting, What's New

Not so long ago I put my mind to building something special to take out on the Flats to somewhere like either Exmouth Western Australia or Christmas Island to wade and catch myself a GT. I built a Barick Custom 12 Weight, 4pc, 9′, GT Fighter Fly Rod. It took..
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Forster Fly Muster

Having fun at the 2016 Forster Fly Muster

Posted on November 25th, 2016 · Posted in Fishing, Interesting

This year’s 2016 Forster Fly Muster was a real blast with a heap of top names in the Fly Fishing business attending and sharing their knowledge and jokes. Guys like Bretto Wilson who helped organise the event, Deano Butler a legend in the industry sharing his fishing knowledge and Brian..
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New ZFT Design

New ZFT Design

Posted on September 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Barick New Custom Rod Jobs, Interesting, What's New

The Barick ZFT Pure Saltwater Fly Rod has been redesigned! I’ve gone to the drawing board and given the ZFT a do-over allowing for a new thread design and Guide-Train Design using the Barick CiC System. The new black nylon and metallic trim work looks very stealthy and skips the..
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Rod Building Class

Posted on July 8th, 2016 · Posted in Interesting, What's New

Due to popular demand I’ve managed to finish the format to begin Barick Custom Rods, Rod Building Basics Course. It’s now possible for you to take either a 3, 4 or 5 day Rod Building Class to build the rod you wish to create. John Barick will teach you the..
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